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to my good friend and great republican, dick nixon, and your charming wife, pat; my running mate and that wonderful republican who has served us well for so long, bill miller and his wife, stephanie; to thurston morton who has done such a commendable job in chairmaning this convention; to mr. herbert hoover, who i hope is watching; and to that great american and his wife, general and mrs. eisenhower; to my own
wife, my family, and to all of my fellow republicans here assembled, and americans across this great nation. from this moment, united and determined, we will go forward together, dedicated to the ultimate and undeniable greatness of the whole man. together we will win. i accept your nomination with a deep sense of humility. i
accept, too, the responsibility that goes with it, and i seek your continued help and your continued guidance. my fellow republicans, our cause is too great for any man to feel worthy of it. our task would be too great for any man, did he not have with him the heart and the hands of this great republican party, and i promise you tonight that every fiber of my being is consecrated to our cause; that nothing shall be lacking from the struggle that can be brought to it by enthusiasm, by devotion, and plain hard work. in this world no person, no party can guarantee anything,
but what we can do and what we shall do is to deserve victory, and victory will be ours. the good lord raised this mighty republic to be a home for the brave and to flourish as the land of the free-not to stagnate in the swampland of collectivism, not to cringe before the bully of communism. now, my fellow americans, the tide has been running against freedom. our people have followed false prophets. we
must, and we shall, return to proven ways-- not because they are old, but because they are true. we must, and we shall, set the tide running again in the cause of freedom. and this party, with its every action, every word, every breath, and every heartbeat, has but a single resolve, and that is freedom - freedom made orderly for this nation by our constitutional government; freedom under a government limited by laws of nature and of
nature's god; freedom - balanced so that liberty lacking order will not become the slavery of the prison cell; balanced so that liberty lacking order will not become the license of the mob and of the jungle. we have earned it, we have lived now, we americans understand freedom. we have earned it, we have lived for it, and we have died for it. this nation and its people are freedom's model in a searching world. we can be freedom's missionaries in a doubting world. but, ladies and gentlemen, first we must renew freedom's mission in our own hearts and in our own homes.
cement the wall of shame in berlin. failures blot the sands of shame at the bay of pigs. failures mark the slow death of freedom in laos. failures infest the jungles of vietnam. and failures haunt the houses of our once great alliances and undermine the greatest bulwark ever erected by free nations - the nato community. failures proclaim lost leadership, obscure purpose, weakening wills, and the risk of inciting our sworn enemies to new aggressions and to new excesses. because of this administration we are tonight a world divided - we are a nation becalmed. we